Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th June 2011, 07:58   #76
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Drink,have more than enough alcohol in your blood stream, meet with an accident and get paid for your car's repair by insurance guys -The German Court says this is possible because such a chap involved is a "non compos mentis", meaning "not of sound mind" and was unable to decide what is right and what is not?:
Insurance may have to pay if accident driver is drunk enough - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2011, 22:53   #77
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
The top 500 German companies have reported record profits amid a boom condition during the last financial year. And gladly the topper is Volkswagen earning 126.9 billion Euros with a 20.9 % rise in profits as compared to the year before. Daimler is second with an earning of 97.8 billion Euros,showing a 23.9% rise in profits.
More on this link:
Top 500 firms book stellar sales amid boom - The Local
Volkswagen have acquired a majority stake (53.7 %) in MAN the German truck maker, a first,crucial step towards the creation of the third largest European truck giant. VW has an ownership stake in the truck making company, Scania too. VW is very much in the news and is growing bigger every year with its strategy of M & A.
Another interesting revelation here is that MAN was formed 253 years ago as a steel company. I doubt if any other automobile company in the world has such a long history as a corporate entity.
More on this link:
VW secures majority stake in MAN trucks - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2011, 23:00   #78
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Its again Volkswagen making news for reporting record profits from their Chinese operations.The company has sold more than 1.1 million vehicles since the start of January 2011, an increase of 16.4 percent over the figures in 2010.
The link for more details is here:
Volkswagen sales hit record amid China boom - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th July 2011, 15:23   #79
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 38
Thanked: 13 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Hi friends,

I am not sure whether these websites are posted before. I didnot check it. If posted before, my apologies.

First one:
Mercedes - A-to-S - Home

Second one:
Honda Worldwide | Technology Picture Book

The first one I got as a forward. The second one I got from my friend.

Barath
barathvajan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st July 2011, 19:42   #80
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

The news is that Porsche is considering reviving its famous 550 Spyder (made between 1953-57) as the 551 Spyder.
This was the car which actor James Dean drove (a brand new one) and crashed in Sept 1955.He died.
The link:
Porsche mulls update of James Dean's 550 Spyder - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2011, 22:32   #81
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Daimler Benz has posted record Q2 results and sees a strong 2011 as far as its profits are concerned. the profits surged to Euros 2.581 billion Euros up from Euros 2.104 billion during the same period last year.
But at the same time there was bad news that Daimler Benz was losing its market share in the high price segment to BMW and Audi.
More on this link:
Daimler posts record Q2 results, sees strong 2011 - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2011, 22:59   #82
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Booked and waited for months to get the car- Maruti Swift or DZire in India?? Nope, this time its BMW in Germany for German buyers who have to wait for three months their bookings to mature. And even after BMW plants are working at 102% their capacity!The company lists the last six months as their best ever in history in terms of turnover, sales and profits.
For more this link here:
BMW buyers kept waiting amid high demand - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2011, 22:46   #83
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Volkswagen is aiming at getting a greater pie in the US market and is reporting a 22% rise in its sales (compared to 2010 figures) since the start of 2011, seven months ago.The Passat, Golf, Jetta and Beetle with the prices starting at $ 14,164 (stripped down base models) is getting VW more buyers and they have plans to quadruple the sales.
More on this link:
VW making progress in tough US market - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2011, 20:01   #84
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

(1) A must see video of a Merc S Class being crushed for wrong parking. The tank is piloted by the Mayor of the town Vilinius in Lithuania who sees a Rolls Phantom, a Ferrari and a Merc wrongly parked. The Merc is his target and later on he shakes hands with its owner who is bewildered!
http://ishare.rediff.com/video/enter...y-tank/4373983

(2) This one is about 2.5 million Honda car recalls in the U.S. (1.5 m) and worldwide (1 m) due to faulty transmission software:
Honda recalls nearly 2.5M vehicles for transmission software - Drive On - USATODAY.com
The funniest part of the news item is the notification of a Honda recall website- more and more recalls can be expected!
www.recalls.honda.com

Last edited by anjan_c2007 : 6th August 2011 at 20:21.
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2011, 21:08   #85
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Here is another hilarious link. Skimpily clad girls who support the Russian Premier are washing only the Russian made cars they come across in Moscow for free, to show their love for their beloved leader.
The top picture is of a Lada (a Fiat 124)
Russian bikini models in high heels wash cars -- for Putin - Drive On - USATODAY.com
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2011, 17:59   #86
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Lately the problem of children being kept locked up in closed cars, parked in the sunlight has also been taking its toll in the US of A in the sunnier parts of the country viz. California, Florida and Nevada states.This tragedy has taken place 22 times in this part of the world and has claimed 49 young, innocent lives.
Focus sharpens on children left in hot cars - USATODAY.com
The link says it all. We had such a tragedy in Chennai a few months ago, wherein two kids were killed by heatstroke when the father thought that the mother might have taken the kids out of the car and the mother felt the vice versa.They had gone to attend a marriage.
Really very sad that the young ones should die uncared for like this!
Its criminal to leave kids neglected this way to die uncared.

Last edited by anjan_c2007 : 15th August 2011 at 18:08.
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th August 2011, 20:42   #87
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Eleven luxury cars were burnt in Berlin. The sadists who include leftists and anarchiosts target the flashier Mercedes', BMW's and Audis the report says and these events are commonplace in Berlin.
More on this link.The burnt car is an Audi:
Eleven cars set on fire in Berlin - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th August 2011, 23:06   #88
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Volvo cuts on safety features for the Indian market to remain price competitive. More on this link:
Volvo cuts safety features on India market - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th August 2011, 20:15   #89
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
Eleven luxury cars were burnt in Berlin. The sadists who include leftists and anarchiosts target the flashier Mercedes', BMW's and Audis the report says and these events are commonplace in Berlin.
More on this link.The burnt car is an Audi:
Eleven cars set on fire in Berlin - The Local
Again last night in Berlin, 11 cars of premium makes were burnt.The police do not have leads.Sad state of affairs in a developed nation where poverty is lesser than many poorer nations.
More on this link:
Cars burn in Berlin for second night in a row - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2011, 19:28   #90
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,489
Thanked: 4,535 Times
Default re: Interesting International Websites and Links On Automobiles!

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
Again last night in Berlin, 11 cars of premium makes were burnt.The police do not have leads.Sad state of affairs in a developed nation where poverty is lesser than many poorer nations.
More on this link:
Cars burn in Berlin for second night in a row - The Local
Very bad news from Berlin-Fourth Night of Car Arson as it continues on and on!
Too sadistic for those outlaws and morons to target the luxury cars for destruction!
Fourth night of car arson prompts terror debate - The Local
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The International Driving License (IDL) / International Driving Permit (IDP) Thread amitoj Route / Travel Queries 461 22nd August 2017 23:24
The Off-Road Videos / Links Thread - Post all 4x4 videos & links here! ramkya1 4x4 Excursions 193 26th February 2017 20:19
At the International Border - With an XUV500 to International Border Pillar No. 609 nndp87 Travelogues 34 25th March 2016 14:33
Interesting Tyre Comparison (international tyres)! asethi Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 3 23rd December 2009 22:28
Links to International Classic Car Event Reports / Pictures. wasif The International Automotive Scene 1 19th April 2009 10:20


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:13.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks